Star Wars is bigger than ever, and we’re celebrating 50 years of Star Trek. This is a great time to be a fan of space action. But these two universes are actually very different, and I have a theory about why. Star Wars is about fighting the Man, and Star Trek is about being the Man.
This year is the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, and even after five decades there has never been another series like Gene Roddenberry’s brainchild. We’ve had plenty of spaceship shows since 1966, but some things about Trek remained unique. Here are 10 Star Trek achievements that nobody else managed to pull off.
Would you like to write a saga about a spaceship with a womanizing captain, an awkward scientist/philosopher, a maniacal doctor, a drunk engineer, a voluptuous communications officer, a communist pilot, and a gay helmsman? Well, this Macintosh 128 won't help.
Using money she earned through her voice over work on the Star Trek light dimmer, Majel Roddenberry was able to set up a trust for her dogs to the tune of $4 million.
Is there such a thing as feeling yourself flying, loving someone forever? I know there is. But failing that, you can spend eternity in space, like Gene and Majel, who are going there shortly.